Career Opportunities at the CNG

Faculty Position


The Center for NeuroGenetics at the University of Florida (UF) College of Medicine invites applications for TWO tenure/tenure-track positions at the ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE or FULL PROFESSOR level. We seek outstanding investigators in the following areas: 1) neurological disease mechanisms and therapeutic development with an emphasis on genomic repetitive sequences (transposons, retrotransposons, micro and minisatellite repeats); 2) RNA and ribonucleoprotein complex (RNP) biochemistry with a current/future focus on central nervous system function and neurological disease. The Center has active research programs in human, mouse, and Drosophila genetics together with expertise in gene discovery, RNA biochemistry and structural biology, protein biochemistry, genome editing and computational biology, and is housed in the University of Florida Genetics Institute with contemporary facilities for bioinformatics, genomics and proteomics. In addition to being an active member of the Center, the primary academic appointment will be in a relevant department (e.g., Departments of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Neurology, Neuroscience or Pharmacology and Therapeutics). Candidates with a Ph.D. and/or M.D. and relevant postdoctoral experience should send their curriculum vitae, names of three references, and a brief description of research interests to:

Dr. Maurice S. Swanson, Search Committee Chair, Center for NeuroGenetics, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of Florida, College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610-3610. E-mail:

To be considered for the position, candidates with a Ph.D. and/or M.D. and relevant postdoctoral experience should submit an application and upload the following application materials electronically at

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of 3 References
  4. Brief Description of Past/Future Research Interests (Other Document)

No additional materials are requested at this time. Final candidate will be required to provide three letters of recommendation and official transcripts to the hiring department upon hire.

Review of applications will begin immediately, with search committee determinations beginning circa February 1, 2019, although the search may remain open until the positions are filled.

UF is an Equal Opportunity Institution with a strong commitment to excellence through diversity.


Undergraduate, Graduate and Postdoctoral Opportunities

Potential candidates are encouraged to contact individual CNG faculty members to inquire about research opportunities in the CNG.